Bowie, Nocona track teams run at district

Nocona’s Graci Brown not only won the 400 meter race at the district meet last week, but also qualified in three other events as well.

Both Bowie and Nocona track teams competed at the district meet last week and had several athletes qualify for the area meet.
The Lady Rabbits had the best day, finishing third overall in the team standings while the Bowie boy’s team finished fifth. The Nocona Lady Indians team finished tied for fifth place while the boy’s team finished sixth overall.
Individual athletes or relay teams that finished in fourth place or better in their event qualified for the area meet.
The Bowie girl’s team had Ziba Robbins in the 200 meter race, Taygon Jones in the 100 meters, Laisha Johnson in the 400 meters.
All three also were in the 4×200 meter relay along with Hannah Love who also qualified.
Samantha Clarke qualified in both the 1600 and 3200 meter races. Anahi Perez also qualified in two events in the 100 meter and 300 meter hurdle races.
The Bowie boy’s were led by Tucker Jones. He qualified in both the 110 meter and 300 meter hurdles as well as the long jump.
He was joined by Case Curry who qualified in the pole vault.
The Nocona girl’s team was led by Graci Brown. She won the 400 meter race while also qualifying in the 200 meters and the long jump. She also anchored the 4×400 relay team that qualified along with Avery Crutsinger, Raylee Sparkman and Melissa Segura.
Allie Brown was the other regional qualifier in both the 1600 and 3200 meter races.
The Nocona boy’s team was glad its 4×400 relay team qualified at the end of the meet. Cooper Waldrip, Caden Gaston, Charlie Fuller and Bodie Davis ran in the race.
As far as individual qualifiers, Gaston also did in the triple jump and Waldrip did in the 300 meter hurdles. The final athlete was Freddy Duran who qualified in the 3200 meter race.
The area meet is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. on April 21 at Breckenridge.

To see individual results for all Bowie and Nocona varsity athletes at district, pick up a copy of the mid-week edition of the Bowie News.